Thank you all for your wonderful suggestions on the mousepad. I'm currently still deciding what to do, but in the mean time I've found a temporary solution. I stopped by Michael's today for a few baby shower decorations for a friend and ended up finding these awesome notepads. (I always spend way too much time and $ in there) They remind me of these much more expensive notepads from anthropologie.
image via anthropologie
I've always been drawn to the ones at anthropologie but never could fork over the cash for them. So you can bet I was a happy girl when I found this similar version at Michael's for $1. I was even happier when I got home and realized it could double as a mousepad. It's not ideal but it works for the time being and doubles as a notepad.